Members of the Construction Union, a majority of which are affiliated with Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez's United Socialist Party of Venezuela, threatened and tried to censor journalists on Nov. 28.
Journalists asked the Chilean Attorney General Office to investigate attacks on reporters during the on-going protests in the South American country, reported Prensa.com.
The Press and Society Institute (IPYS in Spanish) reported that 14 journalists had been attacked while covering an eight-day miners' strike in Peru.
Reporters Without Borders (RSF in French) denounced destructive attacks on media outlets in Chile, forcing some to close, reported the Press and Society Institute (IPYS in Spanish) on Nov. 29.
The offices of the Peruvian newspaper El Sol de los Andes in the city of Huancayo, in central Peru, were attacked by a mob protesting the newspaper's publication of stories linking police with criminal groups, according to the newspaper Crónica Viva.
A Nov. 25 cyber attack forced the weekly Mexican news site Ríodoce offline, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). Ríodoce is one of the few publications that covers drug trafficking and organized crime in the northwestern city of Culiacán.
For the second time in just over a week, the Caracas offices of Public Space, a Venezuelan freedom of expression NGO, were attacked. On Nov. 26, electronic equipment donated after the Nov. 16 robbery was stolen.
Brazil's military police attacked journalists covering a workers' protest on Nov. 24, in front of Johnson & Johnson's offices in São José dos Campos, in the interior of the state of São Paulo, reported the website Agora Vale.
Honduran President Porfirio Lobo met with media leaders Friday, Nov. 25, to address journalist protection and threats against the press, reported the newspaper La Tribuna.
A fire almost completely destroyed the broadcasting equipment of the radio station FM Sapucay on Friday, Nov. 18, in the Argentine community of Santa Rita Misiones on the border with Brazil, according to the Argentine Journalism Forum (FOPEA in Spanish).